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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Treatment of illness or disability.
  • n. Psychotherapy.
  • n. Healing power or quality: the therapy of fresh air and sun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Treatment of disease or disability, physical or mental.
  • n. Healing power or quality.
  • v. To treat with a therapy.
  • v. To undergo a therapy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Therapeutics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The treatment of disease; therapeutics; therapeusis: now used chiefly in compounds: as, neurotherapy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)

Etymologies

New Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia, from therapeuein, to treat medically; see therapeutic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek θεραπεία (therapeia, "service, medical treatment"), from θεραπεύω (therapeuō, "I serve, treat medically"). (Wiktionary)

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